About me

I have been writing poetry and stories since I was a child, and a love of reading was instilled in me from an early age. I am passionate about writing, and hope you enjoy the books I have written. Whilst most of you sleep soundly in your beds, like many Parkinson’s patients, insomnia dictates, so during those hours that sleep eludes me, the house is tranquil and quiet, an atmosphere perfect to immerse myself in writing. My life has been a series of strange events, which have without doubt contributed to my creativity. To publish anything is to bear one’s soul to the world. It is to stand naked and let everyone see who you really are. I have poured my heart and soul out on paper and I hope to share this journey, immersing you in a story, capturing your attention and firing the imagination. Through my writing and public speaking I hope to bring greater awareness to the general public about living with chronic disease.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Two sides of a coin

There are two sides of a coin, two sides to an argument, and with a game of poker there are 'two pair'. With Parkinson's I think the same applies, for there are two persons suffering: one with PD and one caregiver. Both feel frustration and anger in receiving something they didn't ask for, don't deserve and most definitely not in a million years would have expected. Life changing situations, whatever the disease can either make or break you. It can tear you apart or bring you closer together. Accepting and coming to terms with an incurable degenerative disease is not easy for the patient or the caregiver, but if the lines of communication and honesty remain open between the two parties, acceptance of lifestyle changes can be embraced not shunned, family and friends are informed keeping them up to date, making the heavy burden lighter to bear. I wish you all a happy New Year, and may 2012 bring about a cure for Parkinson’s disease that so many of us are waiting for.

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